Of Choices Made...

Of Choices Made...

A Poem by Gideon X. A. Elson

Of choices made within our strife,
Carefully we must consider,
For lasting effects on our lives,
Errors fester leave us bitter.

By no means easy feats are these,
To conquer conflict in our affairs,
And often brings us to our knees,
When triumph we can't o'er our despair

It's said that when the night seems darkest,
in moments when all hope seems lost,
For tis then when the sun draws nearest,
And bear we the fruits not just the costs,

What doesn't kill us surely tries,
For this we must remain prepared,
And with each triumph we are more wise,
For into darkness we have stared.

© 2022 Gideon X. A. Elson

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The last stanza rings with truth and a powerful clarity. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Life is a series of choices, and those choices put us on a steep learning curve. If we are quick learners (or lucky) we don't make the same mistakes again.

Posted 2 Years Ago

How amazingly you write, a big fan of you. I am liking this poem. i agree and noted your thoughts.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on April 18, 2022
Last Updated on April 18, 2022


Gideon X. A. Elson
Gideon X. A. Elson

Keytesville, MO

I'm nobody important, but I do find life more bearable when I create things be it writing poetry, music, photography or rambling nonsense. I like to write in rhyme and meter, though must admit emphasi.. more..